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4 In flowing tears our guilt we mourn,

And loud implore thy grace, To bear our feeble footsteps on,

In all thy righteous ways. 5 Armed with this energy divine,

Our souls shall steadfast move; And with increasing transport press

To thy bright courts above. 254. C. M. WATTS.

Freedom from Sin and Misery in Heaven. 1 OUR sins, alas ! how strong they be!

And like a violent sea,
They break our duty, Lord, to thee,

And hurry us away.
2 The waves of trouble, how they rise!

How loud the tempests roar!
But death shall land our weary souls

Safe on the heavenly shore.
3 There, to fulfil his sweet commands,

Our speedy feet shall move; No sin shall clog our winged zeal,

Or cool our burning love.
4 There shall we sit, and sing, and tell

The wonders of his grace;
Till heavenly raptures fire our hearts,

And smile in every face,

The true Penitent. 1 HARK! hear the sound on earth is found,

Each soul delights to hear,
Of dying love that 's from above,

Of pardon bought so dear.
2 God's ministers like flames of fire,

Are passing through the land;
The voice is, hear, repent and fear,

King Jesus is at hand.
3 God's chariots they no longer stay,

They're mounted on the truth; The saints in pray'r, cry, Lord, draw near, Have

mercy on the youth.

4 Young converts sing and praise their King,

And bless God's holy name; While older saints, true penitents,

Rejoice to join the theme. 5 God grant a shower of saving power,

On ev'ry aching heart, Who sincerely to God do ery,

That they may have a part. 6 Come, lovely youth, embrace the truth,

Agree with one accord; And use your tongues while you are young,

In praising Christ the Lord. 256. S. M. PRATT'S COLL.

Returning to Christ.
I YE sons of earth, arise !

Ye creatures of a day !
Redeem the time-be bold—be wise,

And cast your bonds away. 2 The year of gospel-grace,

With us rejoice to see;
And thankfully in Christ embrace

Your proffered liberty.
3 Blest Saviour-Lord of all !

Thee help us to receive; Obedient to thy gracious call,

Oh, bid us turn and live! 4 Our former years misspent,

Now let us deeply mourn;
And, softened by thy grace, repent,

And to thine arms return! 257. C. M. SCHOFIELD'S COLL.

Compassion and Intercession for Sinners. I ALMIGHTY God, with pitying eye,

The sons of men şurvey ;
Behold how thoughtless mortals sport

In sin's destructive way.
2 Ten thousand dangers lurk around

To bear them to the tomb;
Each passing hour may place them wh

Repentance cannot come.

3 Bring back, O Lord, their wand'ring steps,

Misled by airy dreams;
And let the light of truth dispel

Their visionary schemes.
4 Rouse, and direct them by thy word,

Their dang'rous state to see,
That they may seek, and find the path

That leads to heav'n and thee.


I PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,

Utter'd, or unexpress'd;
The motion of a hidden fire,

That trembles in the breast. 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear;
The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near.
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach

The Majesty on high.
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,

The Christian's native air,
The watch-word at the gates of death;

He enters heaven with prayer.
5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,

The turning froin his ways;
While angels in their songs rejoice,
And cry,

“Behold! he prays!"
6 In prayer, on earth the saints are one;

They're one in word and mind,
When, with the Father and the Son,

Sweet fellowship they find.
O thou, by whom we come to God,

The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of pray’r thyself hast trod;

Lord, teach us how to pray.


The Lord's Prayer. 1 OUR heavenly Father, hear

The prayer we offer now:
Thy name be hallowed far and near,

Io thee all nations bow.
2 Thy kingdom come; thy will

On earth be done in love,
As saints and seraphim fulfil

Thy perfect law above. 3 Our daily bread supply,

While by thy word we live; The guilt of our iniquity

Forgive as we forgive.
4 From dark temptation's power

Our feeble hearts defend;
Deliver in the evil hour,

And guide us to the end. 5 Thine, then, for ever be

Glory and power divine ;
The sceptre, throne, and majesty

Of heaven and earth are thine. 260. L. M. BIRMINGHAM COLL. I FATHER, adored in worlds above !

Thy glorious name be hallowed still ;
Thy kingdom come in truth and love;

And earth, like heaven obey thy will. 2 Lord, make our daily wants thy care;

Forgive the sins which we forsake:
In thy compassion let us share,

As fellow men of ours partake. 3 Evils beset us every hour ;

Thy kind protection we implore,
Thine is the kingdom, thine the power,

The glory thine for ever more. 261. C. M. POPE.

The Universal Prayer. 1 FATHER of all! whose cares exten

To earth's remotest shore,



From every clime let praise ascend,

And every age adore.
2 Thou great First Cause, least understood,

Who all our sense confined,
To know but this that thou art good,

And we ourselves are blind.
3 What conscience dictates to be done,

Or warns us not to do:
This, teach us more than hell to shun,

That, more than heaven pursue. 4 Save us alike from foolish pride,

Or impious discontent:
At aught thy wisdom hast denied,

Or aught thy goodness lent. 5 Teach us to feel another's wo,

To hide the faults we see : The mercy we to others show,

We shall receive from thee. 6 To thee whose temple is all space,

Whose altar, earth, sea, skies, One chorus let all beings raise,

All nature's incense rise ! 262. C. M. CAPPE'S COLL.

Prayer for Divine Aid and Guidance. 1 ETERNAL Source of light and thought!

Supremely good and wise !
To thee we bring our grateful vows,

To thee lift up our eyes.
2 Thy quickening energy is felt

Through nature's ample round;
In heaven, on earth, through air, and skies,

Its impress, Lord! is found.
3 Our dark and erring minds illume

With truth's celestial rays;
Kindle in these cold hearts thy love,

And tune our tongues to praise. 4 O grant to us thy needful aid,

To do and bear thy will;
Thy grace can make each burden light,

And every murmur still.

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